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Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
. all flexibility is at an end. it would thereafter be of no use to bet the merits of the death penalty just as it is no use of betting the merits of prohitting abortion." you stepped on two big issues there; right? >> guest: yeah. now, what you are talking about there is the other big thee -- theoretical issues raised by the book. one is textual, and we talk about that, and the other is originalism. what that says is that the text ought to be given the meaning it had when it was adopted, when it was enacted, or when it was ratified in the case of the constitution. thus, the words, quote, cruel and unusual punishments, in the 8th amendment should have the meaning what they were intended to have by the people who ratified it. it was clear when that 8th amendment was ratified, the death penalty was not considered to be prohibited. indeed, the death penalty existed in all the states, and it was the only penalty for a felony so for somebody today to say that somehow the american people have prohibited the states by ratifying the constitution, they have prohibited the states from app
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
fund that bet on the housing market to collapse. how can we expect a government with hank paulson out of goldman sachs -- how can we get the average person a fair shake? >> that is an example -- a lot of them took short positions and derivatives with speculative debt on how mortgages perform. they would make a profit -- and other hedge funds opposed the market and they wanted the housing market to go bad. they would make money if it happened. in one, the volker rule will prevent that kind of activity. >> why has it taken two years? >> i don't know. the pace of regulatory reform is not that good. >> why do you think that happened? >> it is -- dodd frank led it to authorities to get it done and they are responsible for some of the problems. the lobbying against the regulatory process has been severe and intense. it is not getting better. >> how can they stand up to the lobbyists? >> there is what some people call cognitive capture -- to look at the world through the industry they regulate and they are too worried about those -- you should always listen about what the impact of your
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